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Cat Update

The felines were very confused this week when we got 8" of snow. We're safe and warm and the snow is nearly gone as I type this, but we're thinking of our friends in Texas, Oklahoma, and other parts of the south that are without heat and power at the moment. We started giving the… Continue reading Cat Update

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Patreon Update

As I mentioned at the end of last year, I've really been working hard to expand my Patreon page this year. With two new tiers, there are now a lot more rewards. With levels at $1, $3, $10, and $20, there's something for just about everyone. Right now, I'm in the process of adding video… Continue reading Patreon Update

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A Review: Renoir Boots from American Duchess

One thing I've been doing since I started working from home is slowly compiling the pieces I need to finish off my Victorian costumes for reenactment, since that's something I'd like to get back to once we can go places again. The first item on my list is one I've been lusting after for years,… Continue reading A Review: Renoir Boots from American Duchess

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Successes Were Had

Last week I looked at the mistakes I've made in publishing, and this week I wanted to celebrate five things I've done right in the five years I've been publishing. Read the fine printAlways read your contracts very carefully, kids. Protect your rights. This goes for book contracts, and also for classes, pattern sales, or… Continue reading Successes Were Had

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Cat Update

The clowder has been largely well behaved of later, though even weirder than usual. Bast likes to sleep in the bottom drawers of my dresser, but the other day he decided to use the top drawer instead. He got himself stuck behind a drawer and I had to remove it to get him out again.… Continue reading Cat Update

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Books and TV for Nanowrimo

As I mentioned on Monday, my muse came in and wrecked all of my plans at the last minute, so I've been trying to reassemble my background material for Nanowrimo. I'm the type of writer who has to fully immerse themselves in the world of their book, which means all the media I consume while… Continue reading Books and TV for Nanowrimo

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Sleep Paralysis

Continuing with my series on spooky and creepy natural phenomenon, today we're going to talk about Sleep Paralysis, which frequently shows up in ghost stories. Never heard of it? Let me explain. You know when you go to update your computer, and it restarts four or five times, and it seems to get caught in… Continue reading Sleep Paralysis

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By the Grace

It is difficult enough in this age of awareness to be autistic, but in 1918 it didn’t yet exist as a diagnosis.With no vocabulary to describe her experiences or explain why certain things bother her, Julia Grace must navigate the social minefield that is Mt. Sinai School for Young Ladies. She leans on her best… Continue reading By the Grace

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New Pattern!

Pumpkin Head is a slouchy cabled hat with a garter brim that is knit flat before picking up stitches to knit the crown in the round. The pattern includes instructions to adjust the size as well as guidelines for making a two-color version of the hat. There's a two button closure on the brim. Pumpking… Continue reading New Pattern!

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POC Reading List Check In

I haven't been reading as much as I wanted to for the past month or so. No, that's not quite right. I've been enjoying other media. I want to get through more books, but I haven't been in the right head space. Instead I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. But I did still… Continue reading POC Reading List Check In